Better Living For Seniors

Offers Assisted Living and Memory Care

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9712 Enniskeen Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89129
Call (702) 819-6426
Better Living For Seniors (702) 819-6426

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What ongoing training does the staff receive in dementia care?

BLFS is licensed by the State of Nevada as a Category 2 Facility for Group Homes and is licensed for 6 beds. Our home is endorsed for Chronic Illness and Dementia/Alzheimer's (Memory Care). Our staff is highly trained and has continuous and annual Memory Care classes to brush up on new methods and techniques to assist in caring for our residents.

Describe the overall population of assisted living residents at Better Living For Seniors. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?

BLFS is a charming Residential Group Home located within a quiet, secure neighborhood, within the Majestic Park located in the northwest corner of Las Vegas just north of Summerlin, with a maximum of 6 residents. The population of the home varies from year to year along with the average age. The typical resident population consists of varying degrees of medical conditions, from dementia, Alzheimer’s, chronic illness, and residents with disabilities to those who just need 24/7 care. The average age can range from 75-81 years old and, of course, the resident’s activities are based on their individual abilities, but most residents like to sing, dance, play games, and arts & crafts.

What programs or activities does Better Living For Seniors offer to enrich residents' well-being?

Each resident's activities/programs are based on their personal physical and mental abilities. We have mental games to help with those who are suffering from memory conditions. We have modified exercise programs for those who have the mobility to participate. BLFS has a volunteer program who invite volunteers into the home, and they work with the residents and spend time with them.

What places are near Better Living For Seniors or within walking distance for assisted living residents to enjoy?

The acuity level of most residents living in BLFS, does not allow the residents to venture out on their own. Family members and guests are more than welcome to check out the residents and take them out for excursions.

What transportation services does Better Living For Seniors offer to assisted living residents?

BLFS does not offer any transportation services.

What makes the chef or dining program at Better Living For Seniors exceptional? What kind of menu can assisted living residents expect?

Since BLFS consists of a small population of only 6 residents, this allows the meal plans to be catered to individual requests. It is constantly changing with new ideas. The residents will have three (3) balanced meals per day plus snacks and refreshment in between mealtimes.

What safety features or security measures does Better Living For Seniors offer to assisted living residents?

The home is installed with a high-tech fire sprinkler system, as well as a fire alarm system which is connected directly to the fire department. The inside area of the front door is roped off and an alarm is set to go off if anyone steps into that area. In addition, all the doors and windows are alarmed and set off if ever opened. Every visitor is checked in and out of the home.

How does Better Living For Seniors keep residents' families informed about their loved ones?

First, the home is open 24/7 for any family member to stop by at any time, unannounced, and visit with their loved one or just to check up on the quality of care they are receiving. Many of the residents have cell phones and are in constant contact with their family and friends, with phone conversations as well as Facetime. The home has a main telephone line which residents and families are encouraged to use. Plus, we are in the process of installing a weekly email update program that will be emailed to the families with a description of the weekly events along with a current photo of the resident.

What is the care staff-to-resident ratio at Better Living For Seniors during daytime and nighttime hours?

We have 3 Residents to 1 Caregiver during the daytime shift and 6 Residents to 1 Caregiver during the nighttime shift.

If Better Living For Seniors accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?

Our home, currently, does not accept pets. However, a small, emotional support animal (ESA) could be considered.

What ongoing senior care training does the staff receive?

Since our home is endorsed for Memory Care, the staff at BLFS are highly trained. Each caregiver is certified in the following: CPR and First Aid, Abuse & Neglect, Elderly Care, and of course Dementia/Alzheimer’s (Memory Care) Training. BLFS caregivers have an initial 16 hours of Medication Management Training plus every year they must have an additional 8 hours of training. In addition, many of our caregivers have extra training in other fields like Mental Health.

How many staffers are on duty in the daytime and overnight?

Our home is licensed for 6 residents. We always have two (2) caregivers on staff during the day and one (1) caregiver during the night 24/7.

What safety features or security measures does Better Living For Seniors provide to protect residents who wander?

The front door is roped off with an alarm sensor in between the roped area and the front door. If a resident steps into this area, a loud alarm will sound letting caregivers know that someone is close to the front door. In addition, all the doors and windows are alarmed and if any are opened a loud alarm will be set off. The backyard is entirely fenced in with all gates having locks.

What programs or activities does Better Living For Seniors offer to keep residents engaged? How does the staff engage residents' long-term memories?

Understanding that each resident is unique in their abilities to participate in activities. The resident's activities/programs are based on their personal physical and mental abilities. We have mental games to help with those who are suffering from memory conditions. We have modified exercise programs for those who have the mobility to participate. BLFS has a volunteer program who invite volunteers into the home, and they work with the residents and spend time with them.

Who assesses residents' health and cognitive functioning? How often is that assessment repeated?

The staff assesses health and cognitive functioning daily and if they feel it is needed, they will arrange for the resident's medical provider to assess the resident's functioning.

What techniques does Better Living For Seniors use to support memory care residents during mealtimes?

It starts with knowing the resident's needs, abilities, and preferences. It tends to be experimental at first but gradually the caregivers get to know each resident’s abilities and their likes and dislikes. The meal plan is slightly catered to the different resident's needs.

How does Better Living For Seniors keep residents' families informed about their loved ones' health?

First, the home is open 24/7 for any family member to stop by at any time, unannounced, and visit with their loved one or just to check up on the quality of care they are receiving. Many of the residents have cell phones and are in constant contact with their family and friends, with phone conversations as well as Facetime. The home has a main telephone line which residents and families are encouraged to use. Plus, we are in the process of installing a weekly email update program that will be emailed to the families with a description of the weekly events along with a current photo of the resident.

Describe the neighborhood around Better Living For Seniors. Is it located in a residential neighborhood, a business district, a rural setting, or other type of locale?

BLFS is a charming Residential Group Home located within a quiet, secure neighborhood, within the Majestic Park located in the northwest corner of Las Vegas just north of Summerlin, with a maximum of 6 residents. Our beautiful home comes with everything a family needs to feel safe, cared for, and comfortable.

Is Better Living For Seniors affiliated with a hospital if more care is needed?

BLFS is not affiliated with any hospital. The resident and resident's family can choose the hospital of their choice if medical care is needed.

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Services and Amenities of Better Living For Seniors

Health services

  • Nurse On Staff: No

General

  • Resident Capacity: 6
  • Respite Care
  • Pets: No Pets Allowed

Licenses

  • Licenses: 53-AGC-28

Costs

  • Assisted Living Starting At: $3000/month
  • Memory Care Starting At: $3000/month

  • About Better Living For Seniors

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    Over the years, Better Living for Seniors has consistently earned the highest grades in care and accommodations. Our caregivers are highly-trained and have 17+ years of experience providing quality care. We pride ourselves on providing excellent care, home-cooked meals, and maintaining a pristine, open-concept facility. We offer the option of a semi-private room or a private room, and residents are more than welcome to bring personal belongings to give a personal feel to their room’s homey decor.

    What Makes Us Special

    Better Living for Seniors has been serving Las Vegas families since 2005. We are a level 2 care facility that can assist individuals who need help due to the effects of aging or illness. Our facility is located within a quiet community tucked into the northwest corner of Las Vegas. Our beautiful home comes with everything a family needs to feel safe, cared for, and comfortable.


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